Infancy

Infancy, the official journal of the International Congress of Infant Studies, emphasizes the highest quality original research on normal and aberrant infant development during the first two years. Both human and animal research are included.

About the Journal

Infancy, the official journal of the International Congress of Infant Studies, emphasizes the highest quality original research on normal and aberrant infant development during the first two years. Both human and animal research are included. In addition to regular length research articles and brief reports (3000-word maximum), the journal includes solicited target articles along with a series of commentaries; debates, in which different theoretical positions are presented along with a series of commentaries; and thematic collections, a group of three to five reports or summaries of research on the same issue, conducted independently at different laboratories, with invited commentaries.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

  • Academic Search Alumni Edition (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Academic Search Complete (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Academic Search Premier (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Advanced Placement Source (EBSCO Publishing)
  • ArticleFirst (OCLC)
  • Child Development & Adolescent Studies (EBSCO Publishing)
  • CINAHL: Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Electronic Collections Online (OCLC)
  • Embase (Elsevier)
  • Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • ProQuest Central (ProQuest)
  • ProQuest Central: Professional Edition (ProQuest)
  • ProQuest Education Journals (ProQuest)
  • ProQuest Health & Medical Complete (ProQuest)
  • ProQuest Psychology Journals (ProQuest)
  • ProQuest Research Library (ProQuest)
  • PsycINFO/Psychological Abstracts (APA)
  • SCOPUS (Elsevier)
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (Thomson Reuters)
  • Web of Science (Thomson Reuters)

Readership

Academic researchers in psychology, child development, neuroscience, pediatrics, nursing, and education.

Keywords

  • infancy
  • infant studies
  • ICIS
  • International Congress of Infant Studies
  • infant development
  • developmental psychology
  • psychology
  • child development
  • pediatrics
  • neuroscience
  • nursing
  • education

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Infancy Editor Position

Infancy, the official journal of the International Congress of Infant Studies, emphasizes the highest quality original research on normal and aberrant infant development during the first two years. Both human and animal research are included. In addition to regular length research articles and brief reports (3000-word maximum), the journal includes solicited target articles along with a series of commentaries; debates, in which different theoretical positions are presented along with a series of commentaries; and thematic collections, a group of three to five reports or summaries of research on the same issue, conducted independently at different laboratories, with invited commentaries. 

Job Description and Application Instructions

The successful candidate for the position of Infancy Editor will be recognized internationally for their achievements in this area and have a good track record of publications and presentations at conferences. They will also have an extensive international network of contacts, so that the profile of the Journal can continue to be developed. The ideal candidate will be skilled in diplomacy, networking, and written and verbal communication.

Other skills and/or experience the successful candidate should have include:

  • Previous editorial experience
  • Open science practice knowledge
  • Strategic thinking skills to grow the journal with an increase in citations and impact factor

The position of the Editor includes:

  • Managing the day-to-day operations of the Journal, especially the peer review process
  • Management of the journal operating budget
  • Facilitating thorough, fair, and fast peer review through the delegation of Associate Editors, the invitation of peer reviewers, and the synthesis of peer review reports into a manuscript decision
  • Encouraging submissions from authors and serving as an ambassador of the Journal
  • Monitoring and improving Journal operations and the effectiveness of the Journal’s editorial goals and policies
  • Collaborating with the Publisher and ICIS Publications Committee to explore strategic new initiatives, policies, and subject areas in order to enhance Journal quality and growth
  • Maintaining regular communication with the Publisher to discuss the journal’s performance, operations, and management of the Associate Editors
  • Managing Editorial Board, including inviting and retiring members and monitoring performance
  • Maintaining regular communication with the Associate Editors and the Editorial Board to keep them engaged and energized.

The Editor of Infancy will participate in ICIS Board Meetings as an Ex-Officio member and is responsible for ensuring the Board is kept apprised of any journal concerns.

The Editor of Infancy shall have the power to delegate specific responsibilities to Associate Editors and the Editorial Board.  To keep the flow of papers maintained and the decision times to a minimum, the successful candidate should be prepared to invest a small amount of time each day managing Journal concerns.

The ICIS Publications Committee will lead the search and process of Editor selection with support from the ICIS Board of Directors.

Applicants should send a covering letter, curriculum vitae, and a vision statement for how you would like to see Infancy develop in the future in one pdf file. Please send all application materials by April 30, 2018 to the ICIS Secretariat via email to michelle@podiumconferences.com